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Fedhasa calls for private-public collaboration to boost tourism
Fedhasa calls for private-public collaboration to boost tourismArticle

"As an industry we have come together and worked tirelessly to ensure that travel is both safe and normal for our visitors and guests... It is my sincere hope that this collaboration continues and that public and private sector stakeholders work together to get South Africa's tourism, travel and hospitality community back on their feet..."

3 days ago

SA's tourism sector promises to keep travellers safe as borders set to open
SA's tourism sector promises to keep travellers safe as borders set to openArticle

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that the country's borders would open to international travellers under the strictest conditions, the South African tourism sector has promised to keep these incoming travellers safe...

3 days ago

4 awards for City Lodge Hotels!
4 awards for City Lodge Hotels!Article

Guests have voted four hotels in the City Lodge Hotel Group as their favourites on Tripadvisor. Fairview Hotel and City Lodge Hotel at Two Rivers Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Courtyard Hotel Port Elizabeth and City Lodge Hotel Lynnwood in Pretoria...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 15 Sep 2020

Rebounding from Covid-9: Understanding humans in uncertainty
Rebounding from Covid-9: Understanding humans in uncertaintyArticle

Simply put, there are realities around the return to travel that we will need to attend to. And to approach the new normal, founder and managing editor of Luxury Travel Editors, Dean McCoubreyo has proposed 'The new five Ps of travel marketing for premium brands.'

14 Sep 2020

TBCSA appeals to government to reopen international boarders safely
TBCSA appeals to government to reopen international boarders safelyArticle

As a top export earner and high employment creator for low to semi-skilled workers, tourism has the best potential to reignite South Africa's economy quickly. International tourism can reopen safely, but it requires an enabling environment, which includes the reopening of international borders, an improved visa regime, air access and better safety for tourists...

9 Sep 2020

Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship
Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenshipArticle

Smaller countries have been competing for tourists for years. New remote work visas suggest they are now competing for citizens...

Dave Cook 7 Sep 2020

Using digital marketing to secure the survival of SA's travel industry
Using digital marketing to secure the survival of SA's travel industryArticle

As South Africa settles into lockdown level 2, many businesses in the hospitality and travel sectors are struggling to differentiate themselves as they compete for the limited spend of a still wary public. Incubeta specialists look at practical digital tips to help local venues attract customers...

7 Sep 2020

#TourismMonth: Africa Travel Week creates opportunity for businesses to rebuild market segments
#TourismMonth: Africa Travel Week creates opportunity for businesses to rebuild market segmentsArticle

In celebration of Tourism Month, Africa Travel Week has launced its Meetings & Masterclasses: a virtual offering set to keep the industry engaged and connected during the build-up to its live event at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 7-9 April 2021...

3 Sep 2020

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#TourismMonth: Western Cape receives WTTC global safety stampArticle

The Western Cape Government applied for the globally recognised stamp as a sign of its commitment to adhere to the WTTC's health and hygiene global standardised protocols and to further inspire confidence in the destination...

2 Sep 2020

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IATA calls on governments to reopen borders and sustain airline relief measuresArticle

"What is killing aviation is the fact that governments are not managing the risks of opening borders. Instead, they are keeping global mobility effectively in lockdown. And if this continues, the damage to global connectivity could become irreparable..."

1 Sep 2020

The Watershed reopens with new 'made in Africa' beauty offering
The Watershed reopens with new 'made in Africa' beauty offeringArticle

The vibrant space is home to 150 tenants who represent over 365 local brands and small businesses, and with an impressive 3.6 million visitors a year...

1 Sep 2020

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CPT Tourism, CoCT host webinar exploring the 'next normal' for tourismArticle

Cape Town Town and the City of Cape Town recently hosted a webinar detailing where tourism as an industry has come from, the way forward and the plans that are in place to help visitors, industry players and residents of Cape Town through the "next normal" way of playing, living and working...

31 Aug 2020

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5 ways hoteliers can fight back in this time of Covid-19Article

When it comes to inter-provincial leisure travel under the recent national lockdown regulations, how quickly will the hospitality industry be able to bounce back?

24 Aug 2020

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Table Mountain Cableway reopens in SeptemberArticle

Thanks to the easing of the national lockdown regulations, The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company is now ready to welcome local and domestic travellers from Tuesday, 1 September 2020...

24 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Tourism's female leaders talk shop
#WomensMonth: Tourism's female leaders talk shopArticle

Female thought leaders in the Covid-battered tourism sector share what Women's Month means to them and their hopes for the future of the industry...

21 Aug 2020

Cape Town receives globally recognised Safe Travels stamp
Cape Town receives globally recognised Safe Travels stampArticle

The City of Cape Town has been approved as a user of the World Travel and Tourism Council's (WTTC) safety stamp...

21 Aug 2020

Vughala Mashitoa, Sinazo Sgwabe, Jannine Adams and Nomvuselelo Songelwa of Jurni
#Women'sMonth: Reawakening tourism through technologyArticle

Many flourishing tourism businesses saw their income dry up overnight with the arrival of Covid-19. The pandemic has dealt a particularly cruel blow to the women in the industry, who make up 70% of the workforce

20 Aug 2020

TBCSA urges Level 2 compliance by establishments and patrons
TBCSA urges Level 2 compliance by establishments and patronsArticle

The commencement of Level 2 sees the lift on all restrictions on inter-provincial travel, which means a fuller return to business for accommodation...

19 Aug 2020

South Africans take to the air again under Level 2
South Africans take to the air again under Level 2Article

President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that South Africa would move to Level 2 of the Government's Risk Adjusted Strategy has seen a number of regulations eased, including all restrictions on inter-provincial travel...

18 Aug 2020

Tourism says it's ready to reopen safely as SA enters lockdown Level 2
Tourism says it's ready to reopen safely as SA enters lockdown Level 2Article

President Cyril Ramaphosa recently announced that South Africa would enter lockdown Level 2, and the country's tourism sector has indicated that it is ready to reopen safely...

17 Aug 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on African aviation is worsening
The impact of Covid-19 on African aviation is worseningArticle

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released new data indicating that the impact of Covid-19 on Africa's aviation industry and economies has worsened...

14 Aug 2020

#WomensMonth: Challenges in the travel sector spark critical conversations
#WomensMonth: Challenges in the travel sector spark critical conversationsArticle

According to the World Travel and Tourism Council, the sector contributed $168bn to African economies last year and given that globally, it is estimated that 50-million travel and tourism jobs are at risk due to Covid-19...

13 Aug 2020

Free webinar: The Evolution of Customer Engagement in the Covid-19 Era
Free webinar: The Evolution of Customer Engagement in the Covid-19 EraArticle

The Covid-19 Era is profoundly changing the way we engage customers...

Issued by Arora Online 11 Aug 2020

TBCSA, partners launch new Covid-19 protocols safety app
TBCSA, partners launch new Covid-19 protocols safety appArticle

The app will aid in the safe reopening of the industry by training business owners on the safe implementation of the Covid-19 tourism safety protocols...

6 Aug 2020

Tintswalo goes digital with new guest app
Tintswalo goes digital with new guest appArticle

The app digitally manages the guest registration, check-in procedure and signing of indemnities...

5 Aug 2020

Putting people first to restore traveller confidence
Putting people first to restore traveller confidenceArticle

Consistent with the message of our government, South African Tourism's key message since the Covid-19 outbreak, has been to put the preservation of human life at the centre of our response to the pandemic...

Sisa Ntshona 3 Aug 2020

#PulpNonFiction: Stranger than (science) fiction, how to get a head start on the future
#PulpNonFiction: Stranger than (science) fiction, how to get a head start on the futureArticle

In an age where fake news is a stranger to truth, and truth stranger than fiction, Bronwyn Williams provides insights as to why books and their authors are vital to understanding trends...

Bronwyn Williams 3 Aug 2020

Airline health, safety tracker launched to boost traveller confidence
Airline health, safety tracker launched to boost traveller confidenceArticle

The tool, which is free of charge highlights the safety measures being undertaken by more than 80 of the world's largest airlines...

30 Jul 2020

Appealing to the youth market: Why younger travellers will lead SA's tourism recovery
Appealing to the youth market: Why younger travellers will lead SA's tourism recoveryArticle

As South Africa's travel and tourism sector contemplates the future, it's clear that the country will need to appeal to intrepid, adventurous and more socially- and environmentally-conscious travellers - with the 18-34 category at the heart of its post-Covid recovery...

Tim Louw 28 Jul 2020

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The world needs conscious travellersArticle

Perhaps never before has there been a more apt time to celebrate conscious living...

Sue Garrett 22 Jul 2020

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V&A Waterfront adopts WTTC's safe travel protocolArticle

The V&A Waterfront is the first attraction in South Africa to adopt the World Travel and Tourism Council's Safe Travels stamp, which is specifically designed to address Covid-19 and similar outbreaks.

20 Jul 2020

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New report: SA's local travel industry in for a bumpy rideArticle

Cape Town Tourism has presented its Consumer Impact Report, which reflects that even once travel opens up and despite a desire to travel, it's going to take a while to recover as consumers have little to no disposable income to use on leisure travel...

16 Jul 2020

Travel agents go independent - ITC model on the rise in South Africa
Travel agents go independent - ITC model on the rise in South AfricaArticle

Even before the pandemic, we saw more travel agents choosing to become independent travel consultants in order to work independently from home - essentially running their own travel agency.

Chantal Gouws 16 Jul 2020

ARRCC scoops Interior Design Firm of the Year in global competition
ARRCC scoops Interior Design Firm of the Year in global competitionArticle

South African interior architecture, interior design and décor studio ARRCC has been awarded Interior Design Firm of the Year - South Africa, in the Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards 2020...

16 Jul 2020

Travelport launches new Covid-19 smartpoint plugin initiative
Travelport launches new Covid-19 smartpoint plugin initiativeArticle

The tool provides detailed information on a range of topics, including lockdown rules, entry requirements and quarantine measures for travellers...

15 Jul 2020

Shimza to livestream his 'One Man Show' from Robben Island on Mandela Day
Shimza to livestream his 'One Man Show' from Robben Island on Mandela DayArticle

On Mandela Day, 18 July 2020 Shimza, or Ashley Raphala, is set to make history when he becomes the first artist to perform a livestream show from Robben Island...

9 Jul 2020

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Stellenbosch awarded global safety stampArticle

The World Travel and Tourism Council has recognised Stellenbosch for the quick and rigorous adoption of recommended hygiene and sanitary measures in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic...

7 Jul 2020

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Global airline passenger demand shows slight improvement in MayArticle

African airlines passenger traffic sank 98.2% in May against improved demand worldwide...

2 Jul 2020

Tourism, travel industry suffers loss of over R68bn in spend
Tourism, travel industry suffers loss of over R68bn in spendArticle

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa, says more than R68bn in tourism spend has been lost since South Africa's national lockdown began at the end of March...

23 Jun 2020

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Tsogo Sun takes over three iconic hotelsArticle

Tsogo Sun Hotels is set to take over the Mount Grace in Magaliesburg, the Edward in Durban and the Protea Hotel Hazyview in Mpumalanga and is committed to their long-term sustainability...

23 Jun 2020

How to re-launch your post-Covid-19 career in the hospitality sector
How to re-launch your post-Covid-19 career in the hospitality sectorArticle

In strategic partnership with Visa Solutions and New Leaf Hospitality, a full-service hospitality management and development company located in North Dakota in the USA, the Induku Group is actively recruiting seasoned professionals in the hospitality industry to join the 'Live Your Dream' programme...

Issued by Induku Consulting Group 12 Jun 2020

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TBCSA presents its tourism recovery plan to parliamentArticle

The data-driven Tourism Recovery Strategy advocates for an earlier phased reopening of international tourism to South Africa as soon as September 2020...

10 Jun 2020

SA tourism industry lobbies for earlier reopening of inbound tourism
SA tourism industry lobbies for earlier reopening of inbound tourismArticle

The Tourism Business Council of South Africa is advocating for the earlier phased reopening of international tourism to South Africa this year to as soon as September 2020...

5 Jun 2020

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WTTC recognises Mauritius as a safe destinationArticle

Since 26 April, no local cases of the Covid-19 virus have been recorded in Mauritius, which has prompted the govern­ment to remove sanitary containment from 31 May...

1 Jun 2020

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Hospitality industry bears the brunt of the black swan event that is Covid-19Article

The hospitality industry will arguably be economically the sector hardest hit by Covid-19 across the globe. Recovery is achievable and will be quicker than most expect, says Mark Havercroft, regional director for Africa for the International hotel group Minor Hotels...

Mark Havercroft 26 May 2020

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GWC adds Cape Town and the Cape Winelands to its global networkArticle

The Cape Town and the Cape Winelands have officially joined the Great Wine Capitals global network...

26 May 2020

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